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108 Reviews

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10th April 2018
“Happy with the work that was carried out. Mechanic was on time, polite and got the job done without any fuss.”

TOM

SEAT Leon • Shock absorbers replacement - front (pair)

4th January 2017
“Top guy, very punctual, would highly recommend. Saved me money as well by only replacing bits that needed to be done, unlike a garage that had previously quoted who had advised I needed items mending that required no attention.”

PHILIP

Alfa Romeo 147 • Exhaust pipe replacement - middle/silencer


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129 Reviews

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9th April 2018
“Yes very satisfied ! And did the work in good time ! Very friendly and gave good advice on future work on the car”

JAKE

BMW 3 Series • Shock absorbers replacement - rear (pair)

11th April 2018
“Greg was great. Gave me updates as to the time he'd arrive and completed the job quickly and professionally. Very happy with the service, thank you!”

CHRIS

Ford Kuga • Brake pads replacement - front (all)


Wrench hand blue

610 Reviews

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Mobile Autocare

Essex , 20 years of experience


5th April 2018
“Didn't take long at all. the mechanic was very good at what he did, talked me through the work and used care on my car. Price was reasonable but having the shocks fitted at home saved me a long trip and extra cost.”

ALAN

Hyundai ix35 • Shock absorbers replacement - rear (pair)

18th August 2016
“Great communication, resolved the issue and we would definitely recommend and use Darren again. Thanks”

RICHARD

Fiat Ducato • Gear linkage Diagnostic Inspection


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284 Reviews

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24th March 2018
“Very helpful, genuine and informative. He sent us pictures and a video when we needed a bit of additional work done which was a great touch. Would use again!”

EMMA-JANE

Volkswagen Golf • Shock absorbers replacement - rear (pair)

9th September 2015
“We requested a pre-purchase inspetion. From requesting the inspection to delivery of the report, the service was excellent. The mechanic let me know when he was on his way and contacted me as soon as he was able with a verbal report - quickly followed by an emailed written report.”

DAVID

Ford Fiesta • Pre-purchase Inspection


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120 Reviews

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Tiago Amaral

London , 5 years of experience


20th March 2018
“Tiago was excellent and very professional job I already recommended to friends
He changed my shock absorbers in one hour or less”

NAS

BMW 3 Series • Shock absorbers replacement - rear (pair)

18th December 2017
“Tiago was great, quickly solved the problem ”

TESSA

Volkswagen Golf • Check Battery

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Want to learn more about Shock Absorber replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Shock Absorber do?

The shock absorber is a component of the suspension system that evens out the irregularities of the road surface the car navigates. It is mounted on one side to the car's chassis or body and on the other to one of the wheel's wishbones.

Essentially, the shock absorber consists of a tube filled with gas or oil that is compressed by a piston. It essentially dissipates the kinetic energy generated by the road.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Shock Absorber?

  • When the car bounces on excessively after driving over a hump or similar.
  • When the car feels unstable going through corners or rough services.
  • When the impact of navigating over humps is harder than normal.
  • When there is a puddle of oil-like fluid underneath the car near a wheel.
  • When the tyres lose touch with the ground after a shock absorption.

When should you consider a Shock Absorber replacement?

Over time, a shock absorber's condition can deteriorate due to the fact that it is in constant use when the car is driven. Eventually, it can be that fluid or gas starts to leak out of the shock absorber which can, for example, be due to a leaking valve inside. A bad shock absorber will cause an unstable ride, through corners.

Equally, it can be that the car rocks excessively when going over humps or when stopping the car, bouncing for a prolonged period after the actual shock absorption.

Issues with the shock absorbers that are not addressed can lead to a variety of other, more expensive, issues; among which is excessive tyre wear. It is therefore important to address issues with the shock absorber timely and professionally to ensure an optimal ride and prevent further damage.

Should you experience problems with a shock absorber then it is advisable to have the system inspected and, if necessary, have the bad shock absorber replaced. Always service the shock absorbers as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Shock Absorber replacement?

  • The mechanic will test drive the car to establish the possible cause of the problem.
  • The mechanic will inspect the suspension system and shock absorbers in detail.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the worn or broken shock absorber.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will check the suspension again and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

How much does a Shock Absorber Replacement cost?

The cost of a shock absorber replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your shock absorber replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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